Can Liposuction Reshape My Thighs?
It’s no secret that even with proper diet and exercise, you can still have stubborn pockets of fat on your body. Dr. Omar Ahmed offers advanced treatment options that help remove this unwanted fat. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that helps to reduce pockets of fat on the thighs, stomach, hips, and buttocks. What results is a more sculpted figure. We also perform liposuction on multiple body parts at once. During your consultation at Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA, we listen to your goals and assess your body to determine if thigh liposuction is right for you. Our team works hard to help our patients look and feel their best, and can also explain risks associated with this procedure.
Are you a candidate for liposuction?
Fat removal surgery is great for those who have maintained a healthy weight but still have stubborn areas of fat on their bodies. When you're considering liposuction, you will need healthy skin laxity as liposuction doesn’t work on saggy skin. Liposuction also is not a weight-loss tool. Dr. Ahmed recommends that you are within 15 pounds of your goal weight for at least six months before considering this fat suctioning procedure. Many patients wonder just what they can expect in terms of thigh liposuction results. Thigh liposuction can contour the fat between the skin and the muscles of your legs. However, it cannot reshape your thighs entirely. During your consultation, he can help you make realistic expectations for surgery and discuss other important topics, such as thigh liposuction recovery.
How liposuction is performed
We perform liposuction as an outpatient procedure at our Pasadena, CA office using general anesthesia in a private operating room. Your liposuction involves a few steps, including:
Incision: We start your surgery with a small incision.
Fat removal: Dr. Ahmed places a cannula to help loosen and remove fat.
Sutures: Once he has removed fat, he closes your small incision with sutures.
Based on the size and number of treatment areas, your procedure can last many hours.
What to expect during thigh liposuction recovery
After liposuction, you need several weeks of recovery. The amount of time that will be needed to recover will depend on the number of treatment areas and how much fat was removed. Swelling and bruising are normal for a few weeks. After 7 – 10 days, your stitches will be removed at our Pasadena, CA office. It’s important that you give your body time to rest and recover after liposuction. To build up your strength again, we recommend short walks and light, low-impact workouts. While you may experience changes quickly after surgery, it can take 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is complete.
Sculpt and tone your body with liposuction near me
Thigh liposuction helps remove unwanted fat in the inner and outer thighs. Without liposuction, it can be hard to tighten your figure even after you lose weight. Depending on your cosmetic concerns, Dr. Omar Ahmed can recommend different approaches for liposuction treatment. At your consultation at Omar Ahmed, M.D., we create custom treatment plans based on a patient’s body goals. To learn more about thigh liposuction, call our Pasadena, CA office today to schedule a consultation.